Hiking & Fishing

A Resource For Those That Love The Outdoors


Hiking & Fishing is a resource for those that want to access the outdoors. Our goal is to make useful information accessible to everyone looking to spend time in the wilderness, trying a new sport, or developing a new passion. We provide trail maps, directions, stories, videos, photography, equipment, and even apparel. Contributors and suggestions are always welcome. Started in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and continuing through Colorado and beyond.


Featured Articles

Fly Fishing for Beginners

Fly Fishing For Beginners – Gear Needs, Setup & Everything You Need to Get Started

If you are new to fly fishing, there is a lot to learn, but the journey is worthwhile. This article aims to help you understand the basics around a fly fishing rod setup.

Best Budget Hiking Backpacks

Best Budget Backpacks – Top Hiking & Backpacking Packs In Your Budget

Here, we’re highlighting the best hiking backpacks on a budget, plus a few tips for choosing the right pack for your needs.

Best Beginner Fly Rod Combo

Best Beginner & Advanced Fly Rod Combos & How To Choose

We list some of the best fly fishing rod and reel combos on the market for beginners. These choices will provide performance, durability, and do so on a budget.

Recent Articles

Midge Fly Fishing: Why, When, and How

Midge Fly Fishing: Why, When, and How

Midge fly fishing is one of the most effective ways to fish for trout. You can go midge fly fishing on virtually any body of water at any time of year. The small but mighty midge patterns are useful to have in any fly box– but why are midges so effective, and how do...

Tent Care: Cleaning, Washing, & Waterproofing

Tent Care: Cleaning, Washing, & Waterproofing

When it comes to keeping your tent in tip-top condition, routine cleaning and maintenance is essential. Though you may think that a tent should be able to survive the elements on its own, regular care will ensure that it remains waterproof and does not get too worn...

What Are Polarized Sunglasses?

What Are Polarized Sunglasses?

Polarized sunglasses are designed to reduce glare by blocking intense light reflecting off horizontal surfaces such as water, pavement, and snow. This allows for more comfortable vision in bright sunlight and reduces eye fatigue.   How Is Polarization Added...

How To Keep Fish Fresh Without Ice

How To Keep Fish Fresh Without Ice

One of the greatest benefits of fishing is that you can bring your catch home for a fantastic meal as long as you follow state and local regulations. If you have caught a fish, you need to make sure that it stays fresh until you get back home, and on a hot day with...

Best Sleeping Pads for Camping – A Complete Guide

Best Sleeping Pads for Camping – A Complete Guide

We all know sleep is pretty important. It is especially important when you are out in the wilderness on a multi day backpacking trip. Even if you aren't busting through a workout all day, its nice to be able to camp comfortable wherever you end up. This post aims to...

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